Help make history by sharing your story of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as we relied on information about the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1917-1918 to inform our response to COVID-19, future generations may benefit from understanding what we experienced. By collecting your stories, we become witnesses-to-history, providing insight into daily life during this global pandemic and adding to the historic record.

How can you get involved? Please take some time to fill out this form -- and feel free to share with your friends, family members, and neighbors -- the more people participate, the better understanding we’ll have of the impact of COVID-19.


This survey consists of 20 questions -- you do not have to answer them all. Answer what you like -- each one you answer helps paint a portrait of our community during COVID-19.
Feel free to fill out this survey multiple times. For example, if you answered the questions on May 27th and have more information that you wish to report on October 15th (random dates selected), submit a second survey response. Thank you for participating.

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* 1. Please grant us permission to use your answers and images, either for future research purposes or for sharing across social media platforms and in future exhibits. If you do not grant permission, we cannot keep your responses on file.

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* 2. What is your first name?

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* 3. What is the first letter of your last name?

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* 4. How old are you?

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* 5. What is today's date?

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* 6. In what town/village/city/country do you live?

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* 7. When did the impact of COVID-19 first occur to you? How did your reaction to COVID-19 change between then and the first case in your town?

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* 8. How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic?

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* 9. How are you feeling? What are you doing to relieve stress?

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* 10. What have you noticed has changed in your community since the outbreak? What has surprised you?

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* 11. Are you a business owner who has had to close? If you are still open, how have you had to adjust how your business operates?

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* 12. Are you an essential employee? What do you do? What precautions are being taken at your workplace? What precautions are implementing at home?

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* 13. Are you an employee who has been laid off or furloughed? Were you able to get unemployment? Were you able to retain your health insurance?

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* 14. Are you working from home? What adjustments or challenges are you experiencing?

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* 15. Do you have children at home? How’s it going?

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* 16. If you’re a student, was school canceled? Were you able to complete your studies online? Do you think you’ll be back on campus in the fall?

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* 17. How are you using social media, the Internet, or digital platforms during the pandemic?

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* 18. Did you have to postpone any major life events? (e.g. Graduation, wedding, major birthday) What did you do instead?

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* 19. Do you have animals? Did you adopt a pet? How have they impacted your day?

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* 20. What positive things did you contribute to or notice take place?

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* 21. Did you or someone you know contract COVID-19? What was it like?

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* 22. If you lost someone during the pandemic, how did you celebrate their lives?

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* 23. What do you wish you knew before the pandemic began?

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* 24. What would you want future generations to know about the 2020 pandemic? How would you recommend they prepare for it?

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* 25. How do you think this pandemic will change how we behave going forward? What will the “new normal” look like?

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* 26. Is there anything else you would like to add that hasn't already been asked above?

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If you'd like to share any TikTok vids you've made during the pandemic and can't convert them to GIFs please send them to jscott@sals.edu with your first name and the first initial of your last name.

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